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Ecuador counts over 400 quake deaths, damage in the billions
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Ecuador counts over 400 quake deaths, damage in the billions | Reuters

PORTOVIEJO/PEDERNALES, Ecuador Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake that killed at least 413 people, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Monday contemplated a rebuilding costing billions of dollars and a potentially "huge" impact on the fragile OPEC economy. But the traumatized survivors Correa met on his rounds two days after the magnitude 7.8 quake had much more immediate concerns: many asked him for water. With the death toll likely to rise further and swaths of flattened homes, roads and bridges coming to light, a visibly moved and grim-faced Correa warned that Ecuador's biggest disaster in decades would put a big toll on the poor Andean country

Japan quake rattles markets as factories shut; survivors queue for food
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Japan quake rattles markets as factories shut; survivors queue for food | Reuters

TOKYO The Japanese share market fell more than 3 percent on Monday after a series of earthquakes measuring up to 7.3 magnitude struck a southern manufacturing hub, killing at least 42 people and forcing major companies to close factories. About 30,000 rescue workers were scouring the rubble for survivors and handing out food to those unable to return to their homes following the quakes which struck Kyushu island from Thursday. The biggest hit near Kumamoto city early on Saturday.

Earthquake hits Myanmar, no immediate reports of damage
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Earthquake hits Myanmar, no immediate reports of damage | Reuters

YANGON An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck northwestern Myanmar on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, sending strong tremors through Myanmar, eastern India, Bangladesh and parts of Nepal. There were no immediate reports of major damage or loss of life as a result of the tremor, located around 100 km (62 miles) north-northwest of the city of Monywa at an estimated depth of 134 km

Strong earthquake shakes buildings across South Asia
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Strong earthquake shakes buildings across South Asia | Reuters

KABUL An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck South Asia on Sunday, shaking buildings in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, witnesses and the U.S.

Isro, Nasa to jointly launch satellite to study earthquakes and their patterns
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Isro, Nasa to jointly launch satellite to study earthquakes and their patterns

In a first, space agencies of India and the US will collaborate to launch a satellite that will help study earthquakes and their patterns.

Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts western Japan
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Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts western Japan | Reuters

TOKYO An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 shook western Japan on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Although there may be slight sea-level changes in coastal regions, no damage was expected, agency said. (Reporting by Tokyo Newsroom)

New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake, cliffs collapse into sea
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New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake, cliffs collapse into sea | Reuters

WELLINGTON A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people.

Quake hits eastern Indonesia island, no casualties reported
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Quake hits eastern Indonesia island, no casualties reported | Reuters

JAKARTA A strong earthquake near an eastern Indonesian island knocked out telephone, radio communications and roads late on Friday, but there were no reported casualties, local residents and a government official said on Saturday. The U.S

Earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude felt in New Zealand capital
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Earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude felt in New Zealand capital | Reuters

WELLINGTON New Zealand's capital city Wellington was rocked by 5.7 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, according to the country's earthquake monitoring service. The quake's epicentre was 35 km (22 miles) southeast of St Arnaud, a small town in the north of the country's South Island, at a depth of 62 km (13 miles), according to Geonet's website.

Mother, sons freed from debris, dark and confusion in quake-toppled Taiwan home
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Mother, sons freed from debris, dark and confusion in quake-toppled Taiwan home | Reuters

TAINAN, Taiwan When an earthquake struck southern Taiwan in the early hours of Saturday, Chang Chun-jung thought it was all over. Asleep on the 10th floor of the Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building in Tainan city - now the focus of rescue efforts - Chun-jung, 28, didn't even have time to call out to his mother, sleeping in the same room.

Loan rejection may have been early warning of Taiwan building collapse
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Loan rejection may have been early warning of Taiwan building collapse | Reuters

TAINAN, Taiwan Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe. But it came too late. Chen Yi-ting and her husband bought the apartment in the centre of Tainan city five years ago, having relocated from an outlying district.

Gujarat: ISR to set up 50 new seismic stations to analyse possible risk of earthquake
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Gujarat: ISR to set up 50 new seismic stations to analyse possible risk of earthquake

ISR has planned to set up 50 new seismic stations in Gujarat for Rs five crore to enhance their capacity to analyse possible risk of earthquake in the state.

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts central China
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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts central China | Reuters

LONDON A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central China on Wednesday, the U.S Geological Survey said.

Oklahoma earthquakes raise calls for restrictions on energy firms
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Oklahoma earthquakes raise calls for restrictions on energy firms | Reuters

OKLAHOMA CITY Earthquakes in Oklahoma in the past week, including one of the strongest ever recorded in the state, have led to calls for the governor to make changes to oil and gas drilling regulations and reduce seismic activity scientists link to the energy industry. Two large earthquakes were recorded in northwest Oklahoma on Wednesday, including a magnitude 4.8 quake

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes 127 km west of Hokkaido, Japan: USGS
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Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes 127 km west of Hokkaido, Japan: USGS | Reuters

A magnitude 6.1 quake struck in the ocean 127 km (79 miles) west of the city of Asahikawa on the Japanese island of Hokkaido early on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It put the depth of the quake at 236 km, and originally reported the magnitude at 6.3.

Strong earthquake hits northeast Afghanistan
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Strong earthquake hits northeast Afghanistan | Reuters

KABUL A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan late on Friday, two months after more than 300 people were killed by a quake in the same mountainous region. Strong shocks were felt in the Afghan capital Kabul at 11:14 p.m. local time (1914 GMT) and in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, waking sleeping people and driving them out of their houses.

Strong earthquake hits northeast Afghanistan
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Strong earthquake hits northeast Afghanistan | Reuters

KABUL A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan late on Friday, two months after more than 300 people were killed by a quake in the same mountainous region. Strong shocks were felt in the Afghan capital Kabul at 11:14 p.m. local time (1914 GMT) and in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, waking sleeping people and driving them out of their houses.

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes north east of Vanuatu: USGS
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Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes north east of Vanuatu: USGS | Reuters

SYDNEY An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck north east of the Vanuatu chain of islands on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake had a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), it said.

Magnitude 6.3 quakes strikes north east of Vanuatu: USGS
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Magnitude 6.3 quakes strikes north east of Vanuatu: USGS | Reuters

SYDNEY An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck north east of the Vanuatu chain of islands on Saturday, the U.S.

Southwest Mexico shaken by 6.4 magnitude quake, no major damages
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Southwest Mexico shaken by 6.4 magnitude quake, no major damages | Reuters

MEXICO CITY A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook buildings in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas on Thursday afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. The head of Mexico's emergency services, Luis Felipe Puente, said via Twitter that there were no immediate reports of any serious damage, but local authorities were checking the area.